How much nicotine is in an electronic cigarette?
There are many different brands of electronic cigarettes, which contain different levels of nicotine.
The legal amount of nicotine in e-liquid form in the UK is 20mg/ml, which is equivalent to 600-800 puffs.
The Elf Bar 600, one of Britain’s most popular vaporizers, is advertised with 0mg, 10mg and 20mg nicotine strengths.
How many cigarettes are ‘in’ an e-cigarette?
The Elf Bar 600 contains the equivalent of 48 cigarettes, analysts say.
It offers 600 puffs before you need to throw it away, which means that, in theory, every 12.5 puffs equals one cigarette.
Experts say that for many e-cigarettes, 100 puffs is equivalent to ten regular cigarettes.
Elf Bars is a brand of e-cigarettes often sold in bold colors and with kid-friendly names and flavors like blue razz lemonade and green gummy bear.
Is vaping better for your health than smoking cigarettes?
Vaping products are considered better than cigarettes as users are exposed to fewer toxins and at lower levels, according to the NHS.
The health service adds that vaping instead of smoking cigarettes reduces your exposure to toxins that can cause cancer, lung disease, and diseases of the heart and circulation, such as strokes and heart attacks.
Public Health England, which no longer exists, published an independent expert review in 2015 which concluded that e-cigarettes are around 95 per cent less harmful than cigarettes.
However, vaping is not without risk, as while the levels in tobacco products are much higher, e-cigarettes still contain harmful toxins, according to a study by researchers at the Silesian Medical University in Poland.
And Dr. Onkar Mudhar, a London dentist who posts videos on TikTok, said Elf bars can cause gum inflammation, swelling and bleeding.
He said this is because nicotine dries out the mouth and reduces saliva, leading to irritation from bacteria buildup and food that cannot be washed away.
Nearly 350 vaping hospitalizations were reported in England in 2022, thought to be mainly due to respiratory problems, including shortness of breath, chest pain, lung inflammation and, in severe cases, respiratory failure.